ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST

ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST

Date: Saturday, July 08 - Sunday, July 09
Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Belmont & Damen, Roscoe Village
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Address: 2000 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
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Flippin’ hot! July is about to get a few degrees hotter than normal when some of Chicago’s finest burger emporiums and restaurants fire up their grills at this year’s Roscoe Village Burger Fest. Add to that a rockin’ music on two stages and summer is gonna be sizzling.

In addition to mouth-watering patties and great music on two stages, there’s also a popular “Kids’ Zone” activity area as well arts & craft vendors. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Chicago burger.

A $10 suggested donation benefits the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce.

Get Social!

Bud Light Main Stage Entertainment

Saturday
12:00pm - Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
1:30pm - Model Stranger
3:00pm - Cassettes on Tape
5:00pm - Marty Casey
6:40pm - Alvarez Kings

8:00pm - KONGOS

Sunday
12:15pm - The Flat Cats
2:15pm - The North 41
4:00pm - The Right Now
6:00pm -
8:15pm - Cracker

Damen Stage Entertainment

Saturday
12:00pm - Doors of Chicago
1:30pm - Northside 
3:15pm - Boy Band Review
5:30pm - Wedding Banned
8:00pm - Start Making Sense
Sunday
12:00pm - School of Rock
1:15pm - Hello Weekend
3:15pm - One of These Nights
5:45pm - One Night Band
7:45pm - 16 Candles

VPT won Critic's Choice best burger in 2016

Congratulations go out to VPT (5754 N. Western) for making the best burgers at this year's Roscoe Village Burger Fest.

VPT won the 2016 Critics' Choice Award for their equally clever Spicy Fire Cracker burger mixed with bacon bits, corn and jalapeno, and topped with pepper jack cheese, habanero and pickled onions with cilantro lime mayo.

Participating Burger Vendors

NEW! Big Bob & Fritzy's www.bigbobandfritzys.com   
When it opens this spring on Armitage near Halsted, this Lincoln Park fast food emporium offering up burgers, hot dogs, shakes and more is expected to be a popular neighborhood destination.

 

 

Butcher & the Burger www.butcherandtheburger.com
A "Dash of Old-Fashion Butcher Shop With a Pinch of Culinary Artistry" is how this bustling Armitage Avenue eatery that returns to Burger Fest for its sixth year describes itself. It's an equally perfect characterization of their breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings.  From breakfast and sandwiches to pork, shrimp and bison burgers, B&B takes pride in their eclectic menu. Then there is their spices, toppings and bun selections. B & B mixes both gourmet and traditional burger fare at this acclaimed patty emporium.

D.S. Tequila Company www.dstequila.com       
This North Halsted Street party spot touts itself as fun destination, and with their burgers, tacos and premium tequila concoctions, who can argue!? Their burgers are 100% prime beef. And among their eclectic offerings are the Portobello Veggie, Burgundy, Sumac Attack, Barnyard and Buffalo Blue Cheese patties.

 

Hax (formerly Hackney's Printer's Row)  www.hackneys.net     
Hax is the new name of Hackney's in Printer's Row, the popular South Loop eatery that opened in 2002.   From burgers and other sandwiches to vegetarian plates and a large selection of tap beers, the Hackney family has come a long way since selling hamburgers and beer on the back porch of their North Shore home in 1939. Cajun turkey, a “BBQ Mac & Cheeseburger," and an onion and provolone cheese-topped burger on a pretzel bun are among their patty offerings. .

NEW!  Kuma's Corner www.kumascorner.com
Finally at Burger Fest! The iconic Kuma's debuted in 2005 with its flagship location on Belmont and Francisco in the Avondale neighborhood just west of Roscoe Village. The popular (and sometimes raucous) food, music and drinking emporium now has three other Chicagoland locations, plus one in Indianapolis. Part of Kuma’s fandom (in addition to its heavy-metal atmosphere) is an offering of more than a dozen mouth-watering burgers including (what else?)  the Led Zeppelin, the Metallica, the Pantera, the Slayer, the Mastodon and their eponymous Famous Kuma patty. h s started in 2005 with its flagship location at the corner of Belmont and) that offer the finest burgers available on this .

Mrs. Murphy & Sons  www.irishbistro.com
This cozy Lincoln Avenue eatery in the North Center neighborhood has been a loyal and popular Burger Fest fixture for years. They opened their doors in 2005 and have a long tradition of hospitality. The brainchild of the late Jim Murphy, owner of the legendary Wrigleyville bar Murphy's Bleachers, this family-owned restaurant brings an eclectic Irish, British and Scottish cuisine (including burgers!) to an authentic Dublin bistro setting.

Reggies Chicago  www.reggieslive.com
This South Loop entertainment emporium, a frequent and popular Burger Fest mainstay, does it all: Music! Concerts! Food! Cocktails! On Reggies' food front, burgers take center stage. Among their patty offerings (all made from Angus beef and cooked on an open-flame, wood-fired grill) are: BBQ Bacon, Texas Jalapeno, Chorizo and Mushroom Swiss burgers. Add to that their tasty hand-cut fries, and Reggies is proud to make yet another tasty Burger Fest appearance.

NEW!  Reclaimed Bar & Restaurant www.reclaimedbarandrestaurant.com
Located on Western Avenue just north of Roscoe Village, Reclaimed is known for its loving offering of food, drinks and music (including vinyl records and live music shows). In fact, so much does Reclaimed savor food that it recently expanded its full lunch and dinner menus as well as opened an outdoor patio. A tasty Lamb Burger (with cucumber relish and pickled onions) is among their eclectic offerings of sandwiches and imaginative sides.

Select Cut Steakhouse  www.selectcut.com
Opening on Halsted Street in Lakeview in 1994, Select Cut has been a proud Burger Fest staple from the very first year. They have an acclaimed reputation as a friendly, casual neighborhood eatery known for its top-quality steaks and burgers. This includes both their award-winning steak burger and tasty namesake "Select Cut" burger. Seafood, ribs and more are also on their menu. Family-owned and operated, the owners take pride in making sure every customer is pleasantly pleased with their broad menu offerings.

VPT www.vinceschicago.com  
Back for its second year at Burger Fest, this food emporium on North Western Avenue has quite the following. The hubby-wife team of Ivan and Veronica Resendiz have a whopping 20-plus 'gourmet' burgers on the menu. Massive patties and great toppings is the way many customers describe VPT's lineup that includes their Mucho Macho, Pepito, Maui Mami, Capone, Pizza and Firecracker burgers. VPT has also earned buzz for its offerings of deep fried burgers that have garnered attention from both local and national food media.

About the Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

Since 1996, the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce has been working for Roscoe Village businesses. The Chamber is dedicated to providing leadership to help create the best possible place in which to operate a business, while enhancing the region as desirable place to live, work, and visit. The RVCC is a unique Chamber surrounded by 5000 residential residents. There are over 250 businesses in Roscoe Village boarded by Western, Diversey, Ravenswood, and Addison. Through a variety of programs the RVCC works to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the Village while supporting the growth of Chamber Member businesses. Visit www.rvcc.biz for more information.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Vendor Opportunities

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Paper Applications

Interested in Becoming a Burger Vendor?

Are you a local business that creates delicious, mouth-watering burgers? Do you think you have the best gourmet burgers in Chicago? Well, now you can satisfy 40,000 attendees-- taste buds by participating as a Burger Vendor! Please contact Bruce Buzil at bruce@chicagoevents.com for more information about requirements and availability.

Area Hotels

Roscoe Village GuestHouse
2104 W. Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 633-3567
City Suites Hotel
933 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773)404-3400
Roscoe Village Inn
3515 N Seeley
Chicago, IL 60618
(312) 301 5916